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Also Known As: Sidney Robert Buchman Died: August 23, 1975
Born: March 27, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, USA Profession: screenwriter, executive, producer, assistant stage director

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Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951, he was called to testify before HUAC. He admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but refused to "name names" and was blacklisted. Buchman moved to France in the 1960s.

Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951, he was called to testify before HUAC. He admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but refused to "name names" and was blacklisted. Buchman moved to France in the 1960s.

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Worked as assistant stage director to Robert Artkins at the Old Vic Theatre in London for one year
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Wrote plays in New York including "The One Man", "Storm Song", "Actute Triangle"
1927:
Debut as story writer, "Matinee Ladies"
1931:
Signed three-year writing contract with Paramount
1931:
Wrote first screenplay, "If I Had a Millon"
1934:
Screenplay for "Whom the Gods Destroy" for Columbia led to studio contract
1937:
Producing debut, "She Married an Artist"
1942:
Began supervising Columbia's production; later became vice president and assistant production chief
1951:
Cited for contempt of Congress by House Committee on Un-American Activities for refusing to co-operate; fined $150 and given one-year suspended sentence
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Moved to Cannes, France
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Hired by 20th Century Fox as a writer and producer in Europe during the early 1960s
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Education

University of Minnesota: -
Columbia University: New York , New York -
University of Oxford: Oxford , England -

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granddaughter:
Amanda Silver. Screenwriter. Wrote debut screenplay for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992).

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